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Bitature dismisses claims of business collapse

Businessman and chairman of Simba Group of Companies, Patrick Bitature, has said the stories about his business failings are an unsubstantiated tale that seek to hurt and malign him as a person. In a statement released on Friday Bitature said he had been compelled to clear the air due to …

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MPs cautioned on service delivery

Constitutional Lawyer Wandera Ogalo

Members of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and the Academia have raised a red flag about the high degree of involvement in service delivery roles by members of parliament (MPs) warning that if not arrested is threatening to cripple the core functions of the third arm of government, The Sunrise has …

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Sunrise Fees story triggers Government action

Minister of Education Janet Museveni

The Ministry of Education has responded to mounting public outcry about the hiking school fees, as  highlighted by The Sunrise last week, by convening a high-level meeting to discuss the matter. The Sunrise has learnt that the Minister of Education Janet Museveni convened a meeting for all commissioners to try …

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New machines to energise TB, AIDS fight

US ambassador Deborah R. Malac hands over some of the donated medical equipment to state Minister of health for general duties Sarah Opendi at the ministry of health

United States government continues to expand its support towards the war on HIV and other related infectious diseases. Last week the United States donated nine GeneXpert machines – which can help detect drug resistant version of TB. The move was hailed as a major step towards containing the spread of …

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Kyabazinga: Ambasador  job still intact

Busoga Kyabazinga William Gabula Nadiope

The Kyabazinga of Busoga William Gabula Nadiope did not appear for vetting and possible embarrassment before his subject and speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga. But his hope of getting a job from the government appears to be very much alive, according to reports from highly-placed sources in government. State …

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Entebbe airport set for major improvements 

Ambassador Park Jong Dae (L) and CAA MD Dr. Rama Makuza Exchanging ideas at the unveiling ceremony

Entebbe International Airport is set to undergo major improvements that will see its old analogue and manual operations improved and replaced with digital and automated systems. The move is, supported through a grant of US9.5m from the government of South Korea, and it is hoped will greatly improve the efficiency …

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UGANDAN OIL: Its time for business now

Energy minister Irene Muloni toasts to the launch of the FEED study this week with the executives from the oil sector. Right is Total's GM Adewale Fayemi

Government must certify Ugandan workers now or never  Uganda has entered one of the most important phases of its oil industry; described generally as the development phase. Estimated to last about four years, it will be characterised by heavy construction activities and this will require the supply of goods and …

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Climate change and the rising spectre of crop pests

Extreme drought has forced even cows to share the little there is of the water

Last year, many parts of Uganda, particularly the predominantly maize producing areas such as Kasese, Masindi and Kapchorwa experienced an upsurge in maize pests. The maize stem-borer was particularly destructive in South Western Uganda according to Kasese district chairman Geoffrey Sibendire, as it destroyed lots of farmers’ crops. The damage …

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Police to get expert training in homicide investigations

Deputy Director of Human Resource Felix Ndyomugenyi (C), and German Liaison officer Rudiger Stransky (IN (tie) pose for a photo with some of the partcipants

In the struggle to reduce the large numbers of unsolved homicide cases in Uganda every year by the police, Germany government has offered to train Uganda Police officers on homicide investigations. The Germany Liaison officer Rudiger Stransky said his government has started offering these courses in 2007 in Ethiopia, moved …

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Meet Jenneth, Northern Uganda’s musical heavyweight

From a Sewing Machine to a Musical Star   When the two-decade war in Northern Uganda ended, social development took over with music taking centre stage in a land where it had completely gone quiet. Music has always spoken the same language and with its resurrection in the North, many …

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